TOWN fans will get their first chance to see new signings Danny Cadamarteri and Malvin Kamara tonight.
Both will be involved in the opening pre-season friendly against AFC Emley at the Welfare Ground (7.30).
Boss Andy Ritchie intends to use tonight’s Adrian Wright Memorial Match and Saturday’s game at Bridlington Town to give run-outs to every member of his 23-strong senior squad.
That means he will see Chris Brandon, the Clarke brothers, Nathan and Tom, Danny Schofield, Aaron Hardy and Matthew Young in match action for the first time.
Brandon was on loan at Blackpool and the other five out through injury when Ritchie was appointed in April.
While Ritchie is keen to check out the players he inherited, supporters will want to see the new faces.
Ex-Everton starlet Cadamarteri, who later played for Bradford, Leeds and Sheffield United, has joined from Leicester.
And former MK Dons and Cardiff winger Kamara, at 23, four years younger than Cadamarteri, has moved from League I rivals Port Vale.
Ritchie has promised the pair will provide an injection of pace, the absence of which many believe was the root cause of last season’s disappointing 15th-placed finish.
Kamara has recovered from an Achilles tendon niggle suffered during training and will be able to complete the next step of his settling-in process.
“While Danny lives close by over in Cleckheaton, Malvin has already got himself sorted out with a flat in the area,” reported Ritchie.
“Ask any of the other lads and I think they’d say it’s as if Danny and Malvin have been around for two years rather than two weeks.
“They’ve been welcomed with open arms, both have taken to the club really well and, with a team spirit like we have, it’s a pleasure to take training.”
On tonight’s match, in memory of the former AFC Emley president who died aged 54 in January, Ritchie said: “It’s primarily about fitness, but we want to play some respectful football too.
“In the overall scheme of things, friendly results don’t matter, but you do want to get into the winning habit, because that breeds confidence.”
It’s quid a kid for tonight’s game, with other admission prices £6 adults, and £3 concessions.